Given the increased public interest in accountability and utility of post-secondary education, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has taken center stage in the academy. This article attempts to define the scholarship of teaching and learning beginning with the work of Boyer (1990), and continuing through to the current efforts of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (2005). The current literature is reflected well in Lee Schulman's (2000a), definition of scholarly activity: the scholarship of teaching and learning should be public, susceptible to critical review and evaluation, and accessible for exchange and use by other members of one's scholarly community. Finally, this article highlights how the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) promotes the scholarship of teaching and learning in colleges of agricultural and life sciences across North America.
scholarship, teaching, learning